I'm thinking of buying a Dufour 35 for off-shore as well as around the Pacific Northwest. Looks like the fin keel would make it very responsive but does anyone know how well she tracks? And how does she sail in light winds given the moderate displacement?
hi ya. im a 35 dufour owner and sail and keep my boat in the balearic islands,in the med, my boat is, a pleasure to sail, my record, is sailing alone 12 miles without touching sails ir tiller, on 1 track, i have a new profurl c350 roller reef, and standard main sail, she perform fantastic, i have, a13,6 mtr x6,5 mtrbase genoe, and another, 13.6mtx9mtr base, acheiving 5 to 7 nts in moderate wind.you want be dissapointed in these boats,if your searching for a doufour let me no back i will answer \help you were possible ,just to add, i sail modern boats often, let me tell youm i know the best boat to sail when it blows and for long distance, cheers brian